Definition of Fancy up
1. Verb. Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive. "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
Specialized synonyms: Dress, Plume, Preen, Primp, Prank, Tart Up, Enrobe, Bedizen, Dizen
Related verbs: Dress, Dress Up, Costume, Dress Up
Generic synonyms: Dress, Get Dressed
Derivative terms: Attire, Getup, Rigout
Antonyms: Dress Down, Underdress
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fancy Up
Literary usage of Fancy up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Goethe: A New Pantomime by Edward Vaughan Kenealy (1850)
"... When my thoughts wandered to the burning stars, And I grew purer, nobler, better, wiser, By gazing on them, till my spirit leapt In fancy up, and walked ..."
2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"Even the unworthy Lot-ell escaped—I fancy up the chimney. If this were so. it would only be in keeping with his character. the Barges, or the Promenade dee ..."
3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1866)
"AH this I can fancy up here among the New Hampshire mountains, where the temperature is now so low down in Fahrenheit as to render the stove in the hotel ..."
4. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"On top of the piano, addition to the music-rolls, are a fancy up, a large basket of chrysanthemums, and photos in frames, at the upper corner. ..."